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July 17, 2011

Shhushed

Shhushed

Director: Mandisa Pantin
2011, Trinidad+Tobago
English
Narrative short 17 minutes

 

When little Chloe abruptly stops speaking, her mother and grandmother are puzzled. Psychiatry and the supernatural are called into play, yet the truth of the matter is far greater—and more obvious—than either woman suspects. This is a powerful film about the dangerous consequences of silence.

About the director

 

Mandisa Pantin, from Trinidad and Tobago, entered the world of filmmaking in 2005. A graduate of the Film Programme at UWI, St Augustine, her 2010 documentary Caribbean Skin, African Identity, premiered at the ttff/10 and also screened at the Zanzibar International Film Festival in 2011.

 

Sat 24 Sept 6.00pm*, 12 Carmody Street, St Augustine (UWI)
Mon 26 Sept 2.00pm + Thur 29 Sept 7.00pm*, The Little Carib Theatre






 
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